Monday, October 22, 2007

Vegan Magic Cookie Bars

It was an uneventful food weekend for me, with the exception of my attempt at the Vegan Magic Cookie Bars, which I drooled over when they were posted at FatFree Vegan Kitchen last week.
I managed to screw up the recipe, but luckily, these bars are forgiving and they still tasted yummy!

Let me explain. My fiance has been working a lot of overtime lately, especially on the weekends, which makes it difficult for us to schedule time to be together. :( He managed to get Saturday morning off, which worked out perfectly because we were able to make a trip to the jeweler to view the wax of the engagement ring that's being created for me (it's going to be beautiful, btw!). I invited my honey over for breakfast (vegan biscuits and gravy!) before our trek to the jewelry store. So, I'm cooking biscuits and gravy and trying to make the cookie bars so they can bake while we eat breakfast and making conversation with my honey because it felt like forever since I've seen him. In my haste, I accidentally used the entire box of silken tofu instead of the 1/3 c. called for in the recipe. "Wow, there's a lot of filling for this little pan," I said to my fiance. Then it dawned on me. I screwed up. :( I put the batch in the oven and hoped for the best. It actually wasn't that bad... probably could've been firmer, but it was still edible. Since I had extra filling from the mistake, I made a second batch (pictured above) ... adding in a bit more sugar and cornstarch to try to rectify my error. I had planned to take these bars to my 10-year-old cousin's birthday party that day, so I crossed fingers and toes that the second batch would be presentable. And it was. At least no one said they were terrible at the party, LOL. Maybe they were just being nice. :)


SusanV said...

Hi! What a great story! I'm so glad they turned out to be edible and at least you got a second batch out of them.

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VeggieGirl said...

Haha, if I could only count how many times I've used too much of an ingredient for a recipe - well hey, your rendition of Susan's magic cookie bars still looks quite scrumptious to me!! :0)

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